The Huffington Post conducted an experiment where they asked Republicans, Who’s Your President? Spoiler: It’s Joe Biden, and while all of them know it, not all of them are willing to say it out loud because Donald Trump wouldn’t like it.
Yes, that’s a real thing that’s really happening in American politics in 2022 as we face the first anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attack on our Capitol since seditionists had to use a horse and buggy to get to Washington, DC.
A total of 147 Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election after fueling a lie about widespread voter fraud, so where do they stand now that it’s been repeatedly proven that not only did Joe Biden overwhelmingly win the election, there was never evidence of widespread voter fraud? Answer: they can’t stand for anything at all, because they have no spines.
It's been a year since 147 Republicans voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election after fueling a lie about widespread voter fraud.
I asked all of them if they think Biden fairly won and if they regret their vote.
Nearly all declined to answer. https://t.co/qWwcsT3ySS
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 5, 2022
“Call our press office,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked if he believes President Biden fairly won the election a year ago.
“Who are you with?” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) when asked if he regretted his January 6th vote. When HuffPost identified itself, Sen. Kennedy walked away.
But tell us more about how you fight for America, fellas.
Running on January 6 on Fox and Friends, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and Hannity. pic.twitter.com/Ll3ViFTjAq
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) January 5, 2022
HuffPost reports they essentially hung out in the halls of Congress and caught the Senators as they were waiting for an elevator, which is a great place to ambush someone who really doesn’t want to talk to you. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi (who’s like if Waylon Flowers sold his soul to the Devil so Madame could take human form) cackled when asked about her vote against certifying President Biden’s election. “I don’t do hallway interviews,” she cawed as she stepped into a Senate elevator. The HuffPost writes, “Asked if she does elevator interviews, Hyde-Smith chuckled again as the doors closed. ‘I don’t do them in the elevator, either.’” Oh Cindy, there’s no boxed wine in prison, just so’s you know.
THIS IS THE PLAN: Steve Bannon is calling for a literal “100 year” GOP Reich to control government forever after 2022. They’re NOT joking. https://t.co/XDfbbHATzt
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) January 4, 2022
The HuffPost caught up with some of the other January 6th Players, who all stuck to the script while adding their own flair to their roles. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) both firmly said “yes” when asked if they believe President Biden won the election fairly., and both firmly said “no” about regretting their votes not to certify his election, a sentiment echoed by the wealthiest member of the body with the most bankrupt soul. “He’s the constitutionally elected president,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who voted against certifying Biden’s election. “I’ve said it like a zillion times.” Asked if he regretted his vote, Scott simply said, “No.”
If the @GOP wanted the pandemic to be over in America right now, it would be. Instead, they politicized vaccines, masks, mandates & testing; overturned all protective public health measures, and let omicron run rampant through their states just so they could tweet this B.S. pic.twitter.com/BeENjdEhwN
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) January 5, 2022
In light of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement on Wednesday, t’ll be interesting to see if any of this rhetoric shifts once the January 6th Committee begins holding their public hearings in a few weeks.
Pleased Merrick Garland and @TheJusticeDept have announced that they will hold all January 6th perpetrators, at any level, accountable under the law. No one should be above the law in America. https://t.co/4mpICR3KJr
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 5, 2022